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The Functional Nerds Podcast

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Functional Nerds is the weekly podcast from author/blogger Patrick Hester and Musician/Blogger John Anealio focusing on science fiction and fantasy media: television, film, comics, and new media such as fan films, audio dramas, online animated comics and more, technology, gadgets and all things Apple as well as music and the occasional video game.

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Two SF Signal Stalwarts shine on their own podcast

There are podcasts which basically are 3 or 4 people rambling for an hour. There are podcasts so bad that authors complain on twitter
afterwards about the experience. There are podcasts with lousy production values, where to hear one of the members means
that you have to blast and blare the volume of a loud talker amongst the group.

The Functional Nerds are none of these. John Anealio and Patrick Hester are two longtime SF fans and members of the SF Signal family who talk intelligently about
the genre they love so much. Patrick is interested in the craft of writing (as an aspiring novelist himself) and John is drawn to
the musical touchstones of the genre, and has made a number of SF themed songs. Together, they fight crime.

Actually, together they interview authors and other SF luminaries, ranging from Cherie Priest to Kevin J Anderson. They make real connections with the SF personalities, and you can hear their enthusiasm, professionalism and sharp wit.

The Functional Nerds is part of my essential SF podcast listening, and if you are interested at all in the SF genre, it should be part of yours.

Great show for nerds like me...

I really like the show, good topics, good hosts, good production. I really enjoyed the interview with Jason Sanford, and I'm looking forward to going through the show archive. Keep up the good work guys!

Top-flight podcasting

In the last few years, I've searched for, and tried-out, dozens of podcasts and listened to hundreds of hours of programming. My main areas of interest are comics and cartooning, writing and art, genre fiction in books, movies. TV, etc. There is no shortage of podcasts in these areas. So, it comes down to time. If you value your time as much as I do, you treat it like a valuable resource, and you spend it wisely. I set time aside for Patrick and John, and I enjoy it and consider it currency well-spent.

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